Wearing uniforms is a controversial topic that many students, teachers, and parents have been debating since school uniforms were first proposed in the 90s. In today’s world, debates surrounding uniforms are becoming increasingly controversial and a direct fix might not be found, but compromises can be made that help benefit specific schools. School uniforms will be successful in increasing students’ willingness to learn, decreasing chances of displaying signs of gang relations, as well as curbing racial discrimination. Implementing school uniforms into more schools will not just keep order and sophistication, but will also benefit student behavior as seen in various studies. It can be seen that “uniform and dress code proponents argue that they
For example, having a dress code and wearing uniforms should be allowed in school, because the school won’t have trouble with any clothes that might not be appropriate and wearing uniforms make the school look way more organized than not having a uniform. They also won’t have any trouble with any attitude that might not be appropriate for school. Many people think the opposite. Since many people think dress codes and uniforms are bad we shouldn’t have them in schools. People should have different opinions and this is mine and many of the communities opinion.
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
While there is some truth to this argument, it is wrong because only teachers think of this and not parents who are the ones who have to pay for uniforms. For example,you don’t want to buy something for your child that they won’t want to wear or use, especially if they don’t help with absolutely anything. To sum up the fact, many of the people who agree on not having school uniforms stand strongly. However, they are completely convinced they will work wonders for two main justification bullying can’t be eliminated and clothing can’t boost performance in academic environments. This is true due to all statistics stated by many studies, if we want to live in a world where kids want to be able to be themselves everywhere then we must think more deeply about not just our thoughts on uniforms.
Dancy Bailey, a teacher, writing for School Uniforms, quoted,¨The push for students to wear uniforms to improve behavior lacks validity and seems ill-advised for a democratic public school system. Today 's school uniforms seem more a punitive measure meant to deny students their right to freedom of expression and individuality. Public schools can still have dress codes without resorting to mandatory uniforms. There are much better goals to address safety and overall school climate." School uniforms are uniforms that people wear to school.
According to many websites stating about adulthood and the affect that brings it into the topic of school uniforms such as "Procon.org" which states " School uniforms may delay the transition into adulthood". Which some people would argue on, if you still taking orders from someone when your in the process of growing up, then you wouldn 't have a fair chance being independent in the adulthood. People would also argue on uniforms doesn 't have anything to do with students work and grades, etc. Some people has more weakness then others because they are busy being stuck under someone 's wing. There are many requirements that leads to having to wear a uniform.Many people doesn 't go against it or protest about it.
There is also the burden and additional expense to parents with students wearing dress codes for school and the other clothes after school which could double family budgets. Students can express their style and identity through their clothes. Students would like the freedom to keep up with latest styles and fashion and having dress codes takes that away. Lee Rowland, “School dress codes are saying that the self-identity that you want to express through your clothes doesn 't belong here.”(Rowland 1). Having a dress code sends a negative message that a person self-identity doesn 't matter and all that matters is focusing on their education.
Dress code rules teach students that their individuality is not important in addition to discouraging creativity. Some schools have even gone as far as digitally altering school pictures to raise necklines and add sleeves to female’s shirts (Orenstein 2). In a school environment, dress code rules impose on students’ rights to free speech, require extreme difficulty to enforce equally, and suppress students’ individuality and freedom. In today 's Society men and women all over the country are challenging their schools’ dress code rules and their constitutionality (“Taking on School Dress Codes: Teen Rebels With a Cause” 1). Part of withholding the democracy depends upon the people.
Denis Williams, the principle of Nutley High School includes in the student handbook that “searches of a ‘cursory’ nature may be conducted, including a visual inspection and request that students empty pockets, purses, and other belongings,” (Williams, 21). The decision for schools, like Nutley High, to include such decisions in their policies is to maintain a safe school environment, and therefore, keep students secure. This concept of whether more security is needed, in exchange for liberties of the people, or vise versa, started during the Enlightenment period, were philosophers like John Locke, argued different positions of the topic. Although some philosophers wanted less security in the name of the people’s liberties, others found that
The controversial idea of praying in schools is detrimental to the school environment because it could cause arguments, it would have to be inclusive to all religions, and it would not consider the interests of non-religious students. Praying in schools is controversial because it causes a conflict between religious and non religious students.Prayer in schools can interfere with the environment for people who have a different religion than others. It can bother people who do not have a religion and it causes fights and controversy. If a person did have prayer in schools it would have to involve every religion. Prayer is part